From K12, Inc. themselves this week…
Preparing Students for a Bright Future in IT with CTE
6.1.2016In this blog series, we will delve into four important Career Clusters® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them. These Career Clusters are health science, information technology, business management and administration, and manufacturing. In our first post, we explored the need to prepare students for careers the health science field. In this post, we will focus on Information Technology (IT).
IT Industry Growth
Despite the increase in outsourcing to cheaper overseas markets, government figures point toward robust job growth for many technology occupations through 2020.
According to the latest figures from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), many IT occupations will be at the leading edge of job growth for at least the next decade, in both the demand for specific occupations and in sheer job volume…
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Using Failed Assessments to Coach Students in an Online Learning Environment
5.25.2016, Contributor: Kelli Hicks, FuelEd teacherMy Own Learning Coach
When I was in college, I worked part-time as a custodian cleaning one of the buildings on campus. One of our responsibilities was to clean and polish the hard-tile floors in the long hallways. There were three levels of floors, and each one had a different machine with varying levels of difficulty that was used to clean it.
The first six months I worked at this building, my supervisor, James, always had me work the burnisher on the main floor. After six months, he decided it was time to teach me how to buff the other two floors. He took me to the top level and showed me the intricacies of working the buffer.
James was confident I could run this machine. Immediately, I began to lose control of the buffer. I could hear James yelling over the roar of the engine, “PUT YOUR WEIGHT INTO IT!” After denting a radiator along the wall of the hallway, I let go of the handles, stopping the machine. I simply didn’t weigh enough to counteract the spinning pad. James took over the buffing of that level that day and sent me back down to burnish the main floor…
Well-Deserved Recognition for a School That Transforms Students into Confident, Enthusiastic Learners
5.19.2016In this post of Learning Outside the Lines, we are proud to spotlight the winner of Fuel Education’s 2016 Transformation Award. Each year, we recognize schools that are transforming education for their students through innovative online and blended learning programs.This year’s winner is a school in Idaho’s Bonneville Joint School District that offers a personalized, flexible learning structure for K–8 students that enables them to have a successful academic experience from the comfort of their own homes.
Student Transformation Spotlight
In the fall of 2015, nine-year old Gabe enrolled at Bonneville Online School (BOS)with a medical diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia, as well as behavioral issues with his previous brick-and-mortar school. After initially being placed in grade-level curriculum, his learning coach—his mother—immediately realized that his reading and other learning skills were well below grade level. Gabe felt defeated by the learning process and his motivation to learn was low…
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